Anna Ritchie, "Historic Scotland - Iona"
English | 1997 | pages: 139 | ISBN: 071347856X | PDF | 117 mb
Set at the western tip of Mull in the Inner Hebrides, the small island of Iona is the burial place of kings and the kernel from which Christianity took root among the pagan Picts, as well as being a symbol of Scottish independence. The island was also St Columbas choice for his spiritual base in 563. This book tells the archaeological story of Iona, from Columbas monastery to the islands restoration and renewal in the late-1870s, assessing the many excavations on the island itself within the wider context of Pictland and Northumbria.